Having dealt with local law enforcement, such as they are called, SIX TIMES since the summer of 2014 regarding incidents during my tumultuous relationship concerning my now ex-fiance, I can now understand fully why so many people have troubles with the Boys in Blue, pigs, fuzz, po po, the SS, whatever you wish to call that bunch. I tend to lean towards nazi terminology for the bastards myself. I totally agree with the sentiments expressed in NWA’s rap ‘Fuck Tha Police’ as I feel that way too.
On Sunday morning, 26 February, my former fiance and I had a verbal altercation that nearly grew physical when he raised his fist to strike me. I responded by knocking his arm away. As I sat at my laptop preparing to blog away to my heart’s content despite still suffering from the flu, a lamp went flying past my head. I jumped to my feet to grab my iphone and call 911, which I warned him that I was about to do. His words? “You call the police on me and I’ll tell them you hit me so you can go to jail too.”
How are abused women supposed to protect themselves against their tormentors when they cannot get any help from those that are supposed ‘to protect and to serve’? These officers are employed by a police department that had the nerve to display purple ribbons for victims of domestic violence only a few months ago! How dare they present one face to the public, when they show a different face to the victims and perpetrators of domestic violence.
There is not only a culture of racism within all police departments across Amerikkka, but there is also a Fraternal Order of Police, and even statistics that prove cops have high rates of alcohol and spousal abuse. Therefore, why should they give a damn about a Woman of Color being abused by a fellow White guy, even one who was possibly high on heroin at the time of the incident? (I found his kit when I got home Monday afternoon. He had hidden it away on top of the cabinet in the bathroom, but I discovered it when I was looking for the air freshener. There was a spoon with some residue in it and a needle.)